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1. Anatomy a system of organs, glands, or other tissues that has a particular function
2. a bundle of nerve fibres having the same function, origin, and termination

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Tract

 

in the central nervous system, any one of several groups of closely placed nerve fibers having a common morphological structure and common functions. Tracts are divided by function into associative tracts, which unite various sections of the cerebral cortex in the same hemisphere; commisural tracts, which connect both hemispheres and ensure their cooperative activity; and projection tracts, which unite the cerebral cortex with lower brain formations and, through them, with the periphery.

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Several agents are there, but perhaps, the most widely studied compound in the upper aerodigestive tract has been 13-cis-retinoic acid.
The current study was planned to assess the use of plain film radiology in the detection of fish and chicken bones in the upper aerodigestive tract.
Foreign bodies(F.B) of aerodigestive tract can be broadly classified into blunt, sharp and vegetable FB.
Tobacco and alcohol are the major risk factors of upper aerodigestive tract cancers, or head and neck cancers, including cancers of the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, and esophagus.
It is the reason why the upper aerodigestive tract should be examined as part of the staging workup in patients with HNSCC even in patients without symptoms of deglutition disorders [1,10,14,15,20,22] and why particular attention should be focused on high-risk groups, such as patients with primary HNSCC.
Marijuana use and the risk of lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers: results of a population-based case-control study.
Each year the diseases, known as upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) cancers, kill 10,000 people in the UK and more than 100,000 across Europe.
In 22 patients with tonsillar granulomas from 1940 to 1999 in Washington, USA, only 3 had tonsillar tuberculosis; (15) this contrasts with 15 Thai patients (6) and 20 Chinese patients with nasopharyngeal tuberculosis between 1990 and 2002, (17) 45 Thai patients with upper aerodigestive tract tuberculosis between 1991 and 2000, (18) and 10 patients from Hong Kong with nasopharyngeal tuberculosis.
These movement patterns are very closely integrated with breathing and movement of food through the aerodigestive tract. Malalignment or dysfunction in any part of these integrated patterns and systems can cause serious complications for successfully using or advancing skills involved in swallowing, breathing, and digestion.
The study excluded anyone who had used PPIs within 30 days, or who had a history of aerodigestive tract cancer, radiation therapy, surgery, or active upper gastrointestinal disease.
Chronic alcohol consumption increases the risk for cancer of the organs and tissues of the respiratory tract and the upper digestive tract (i.e., upper aerodigestive tract), liver, colon, rectum, and breast.